Wow. You are lucky that you know about this blog because you just hit the jackpot. I'm going to give you the recipe for the best chocolate cake you'll ever make. Seriously. Mom made one and so did I, and we both agree that it's the best chocolate cake we've ever made. It's moist, rich, fluffy, chocolaty, delicious frosting and melts in your mouth, what more could you ask for in a chocolate cake? You can't and you don't. I promise, this one will be a hit wherever and whenever you serve it. If someone complains about it, throw that person out head first, you don't need that kind of person in your life. The ingredient that really makes the cake is the espresso powder, it gives this rich and deep flavour that is just sensational! It's not complicated to make this one and it doesn't take much time at all, maybe all in all 10 max 15 minutes (not including the baking time of course). Easy peasy.
- 5 dl flour
- 5 dl sugar
- 2 dl cocoa
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 2 ½ dl milk
- 1 ¼ vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ dl boiling water
- 250 g butter, room temperature
- 600 g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla sugar
- 1 ½ dl cocoa
- 1 dl milk
- ½ tsp coffe powder (or espresso powder if you want a stronger taste)
How to - Cake:
- Preheat the oven to 190°
- Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk a little to combine.
- Add the eggs, oil, milk and whisk well.. Then slowly, add the water and make sure everything is well combined.
- Take out two same sized cake pans, if they are not made of silicone then brush them with oil and flour lightly. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the form and then take the cake out and let cool completely.
How to - Frosting:
- Sift the cocoa in a medium-large bowl.
- Add the powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla sugar, espresso powder and whisk until the frosting is combined and fluffy. (If the frosting seems to dry att a tbsp of milk and whisk, if the frosting is to wet add a tbsp of powdered and repeat these steps until you reach the right consistency)
There you have it. The Mother of all chocolate cakes. You're welcome!